Transitory

Definition of Transitory

Tran´si`to`ry
a.1.Continuing only for a short time; not enduring; fleeting; evanescent.
Comfort and succor all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble.
- Bk. of Com. Prayer.
It was not the transitory light of a comet, which shines and glows for a wile, and then . . . vanishes into nothing.
- South.
Transitory action
(Law) an action which may be brought in any county, as actions for debt, and the like; - opposed to local action.
- Blackstone. Bouvier.

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